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Young Mater Dei team looking to gain experience

first_img By Warren Rappleyea The Mater Dei High School girls soccer team is coming off a tough three-day stretch that saw the Seraphs go 0-2-1, with both losses by the score of 1-0. “That’s kind of been the story of our season,” said second-year coach Jeanne Dickinson. “We haven’t played that poorly, but we’ve lost a lot of close games.” Dickinson’s club rebounded from an early-season 8-0 loss, but still ended up on the short end of the 1-0 score against Colts Neck. After forging a 1-1 tie with Shore, a team that defeated the Seraphs 7-0 in their first meeting, Mater Dei was again held scoreless by St. Rose. Although the Seraphs have several promising young players on offense, Mater Dei has had trouble putting the ball in the net this season. And senior co-captain Tracey Bowles, tied for the team lead in scoring with four goals and four assists, will be out for the remainder of the season after suffering an ACL injury against Colts Neck. Sophomore forwards Kristine Gaworek (four goals, four assists) and Ellie Miltner (three, two) have shown ability around the net, and freshman Lauren Kline has contributed a pair of goals. Co-captain Amy Gasiorowski, who plays up high in a defensive forward post, has scored once and assisted on another tally. Junior Mary Hurl and freshman Donna Dimi round out the forwards. Defensively, Mater Dei has been holding its own, despite some injuries. Dickinson has begun using netminder Dana Page in the middle, and the sophomore has played well. Page had been strong between the pipes, facing 183 shots, while allowing 28 goals before the move. Junior Ashley Uske has stepped into the crease and has done a solid job, the coach noted. Stopper Kristen Muscarella leads a back line corps that also includes fellow juniors Jessica DeVincenzo and Ashley Smith. Junior Danielle Oberdick, sophomores Kristen Palermo and Bridget Walsh and freshman Lauren Zgorzynski line up in the middle. “Overall the girls have been playing pretty well and the effort is there,” Dickinson said. “Since many of these girls will be back, we’re hoping to finish strong so that we can carry some of this momentum into next year.” At 3-8-1, the Seraphs find themselves in fifth place in the Shore Conference Class B South Division, and out of contention for postseason play. However, the team’s ability to play competitively with some of the division’s top teams this season has given Dickinson reason to be optimistic about the next few years. Staff Writer last_img read more

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SPORT SHORTS

first_imgThe Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League (ABCCL, www.abccl.com) is currently seeking host families in Middlesex, Morris, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean counties to house out-of-state college players who will be competing on the Jersey Shore this summer.The ABCCL, now going into its 14th season, brings together collegiate baseball players from all over the nation to participate in a highly competitive summer baseball league.If you, or someone you know, is interested or would like more information, call ABCCL President Monique Koehler at 732-671-4370 or email monique@abccl.com.Sky Blue FC announced an additional open tryout will be held on Feb. 27-Feb. 28 ahead of the upcoming 2014 NWSL season. Cost for the two-day tryout will be $100, and online registration is currently open.To register, visit www.skybluefc.com/Players/ Tryouts/index_ E.html.Sky Blue FC announced its 2014 regular season schedule in conjunction with the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Sky Blue FC will be on the road for opening weekend against FC Kansas City, and will return home on April 19 to host the 2013 NWSL Champion Portland Thorns FC for the thrilling New Jersey opener.Sky Blue FC will once again call Yurcak Field home this season, as the club returns to the Rutgers University facility in Piscataway.The 24-game NWSL regular season schedule runs from April 12 through August 17. Sky Blue FC’s final home game of the season will be on July 31, before ending the season on a three-game road trip.Sky Blue FC in Morristown announced on Feb. 5 that forward Maya Hayes has officially signed with the club, with an option for the 2015 season.Hayes was the sixth overall pick in the 2014 National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) College Draft, and the first pick by Sky Blue FC. Per club and league policy, financial terms of the deals were not disclosed.Items for the Sport Shorts column may be sent to tmorris@gmnews.com. Please send items at least two weeks prior to a registration deadline or tryout date.last_img read more

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Governments sign Joint Agreement for environmental assessment

first_imgThe agreement outlines the process for conducting the review, specifies the joint review panel turns of reference and identifies the associated timelines regarding the key steps of the cooperative process.After a 30 day public consultation period was held in October of 2011, comments received by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, as well as the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office were taken into consideration, which resulted in the finalized agreement.    The next step in the review process will include public consultations on the draft guidelines for the environmental impact statement (EIS), which will be held this spring.- Advertisement -Such guidelines will provide direction to the proponent and identify the information required in the EIS.To view the final agreement or for more information on this project, visit the Canadian Environmental Assessment Registry here, reference number 11-05-63919, or visit the B.C. Environmental Assessment Office official website.       Advertisementlast_img read more

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Bush doesn’t encourage ouster of al-Maliki

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MONTEBELLO, Quebec – President George W. Bush offered a tepid endorsement of the Iraqi government Tuesday, yet brushed off a Democratic senator’s call for the ouster of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Bush acknowledged his frustration with Iraqi leaders’ inability to bridge political divisions, but he said that only the Iraqi people can decide whether to sideline the troubled prime minister. “Clearly, the Iraqi government’s got to do more,” Bush said at the close of a two-day North American summit with the leaders of Mexico and Canada. The Sept. 15 deadline for Bush’s next progress report to Congress is fast approaching, leaving the president little time to show that his U.S. troop buildup is succeeding in providing the enhanced security the Iraqi leaders need to forge a unified way forward. In a speech today to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Kansas City, Mo., Bush will argue that the troop buildup is helping bring former Sunni insurgents into the fight against al-Qaida and clearing terrorists out of heavily populated areas. “Our troops are seeing this progress on the ground, and as they take the initiative from the enemy, they have a question: Will their elected leaders in Washington pull the rug out from under them just as they are gaining momentum and changing the dynamic on the ground in Iraq?” Bush says in his prepared remarks. The White House released excerpts of the speech Tuesday evening. On Monday, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said there is broad frustration with inaction from Iraq’s central government. Levin, who recently returned from Iraq, urged the Iraqi Parliament to oust al-Maliki and replace his government with one that is less sectarian and more unifying. And Sen. John Warner, R-Va., a former Armed Services Committee chairman and an influential voice on military affairs, joined with Levin in issuing a statement saying that while Bush’s military buildup in Iraq had “produced some credible and positive results,” the political outlook was dim. Bush spoke at a news conference in Montebello, Quebec, with Mexican President Felipe Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper before flying back to the United States.last_img read more

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ALMOST 800 PEOPLE MAKE DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS

first_imgA total of almost 800 people attended talks and seminars given as part of Donegal Business Week 2011 which finished last night.The hugely successful week, organised by the Donegal Enterprise Board, finished with a salute to the future and a talk about maximising online sales.The talk was given by former LYIT graduate Claire Walsh who is now Online Sales Manager for Ireland and the UK with Google. Claire’s polished presentation was the last in a series of such talks given by the likes of RTE Dragon’s Den star and businessman Bobby Kerr, Mary Ann O’Brien from Lily O’Brien’s Chocolates and the irrepressible Aer Arann boss Padraig O’Ceidigh.The talks focused on a number of different business models and approaches including straight lectures as well as workshops.The seminars took place at a variety of venues across the county including the Radisson Hotel in Letterkenny, Jackson’s Hotel in Ballybofey at the CoLab at the LYIT.Michael Tunney, chairman of the Donegal Enterprise Board said he was delighted by how the business week had gone and by the standard of those taking part. “Getting 800 people to attend talks is no small task and it shows the appetite is there within businesses in Donegal.“It is tough times all ‘round but there are green shoots there and they were very evident throughout our Business Week.“It has been a huge success and it would not have been possible without the generosity of all those who made took part including the members of the local business community who turned out in such great numbers,” he said.EndsALMOST 800 PEOPLE MAKE DONEGAL BUSINESS WEEK A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: March 12th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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FODDER CRISIS – MacLOCHLAINN SEEKS EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR DONEGAL FARMERS

first_imgDonegal North East TD, Pádraig Mac Lochlainn is seeking emergency financial assistance for Donegal farmers affected by the fodder shortage crisis.He made the call following a meeting between local Sinn Féin representatives, Deputy Mac Lochlainn, Cllrs Jack Murray and Mick Quinn and a delegation from Donegal IFA led by Development Officer, Davie Keith.He has submitted a range of parliamentary questions and called on the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney to seek financial aid from the EU Crisis Fund and to further outline how the Government intends to compensate the affected farmers.  Deputy Mac Lochlainn said farmers in Donegal had barely got their heads above water as it was.“This fodder shortage crisis has now caused widespread hardship and the Government needs to step up to the mark. I and my party colleagues have heard from farming families across the county and we are seriously concerned.“For the last while, the focus has been on getting desperately needed fodder into the county. Now the full financial impact is becoming clearer”. He continued that he, along with party colleagues, will be continuing to pursue the fairer distribution of European CAP funding.“We believe that across Pillars 1 and 2, there is scope to protect and encourage the productivity of most farmers while also compensating farmers for the loss of vital REPS funding and cuts to Disadvantaged Area Payments. Of course, the Governments sneaky cuts to farm assist have only made matters worse. The bottom line is that farmers must not be squeezed further if the current rhetoric of Harvest 2020 is to be turned into a reality”. FODDER CRISIS – MacLOCHLAINN SEEKS EMERGENCY FUNDING FOR DONEGAL FARMERS was last modified: June 17th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:fodder crisisPADRAIG MACLOCHLAINNlast_img read more

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Celebrate Earth Day at Disney’s Animal Kingdom with Party for the Planet

first_imgShare This!©Rikki NiblettWhile Rivers of Light may not be debuting now on Earth Day (April 22) there is still going to be a party for Guests to experience at Disney’s Animal Kingdom. The Party for the Planet, which is presented this year by Disneynature, will celebrate and encourage Guests to connect with nature by participating in exciting and engaging activities.Guests will be able to learn about the world around them, enjoy special food offerings (I smell cupcakes), purchase unique merchandise, and even meet a rare character. Each land in the park will feature a unique activity to help celebrate.In the Oasis, Guests can uncover little known facts about animals featured in the live action version of “The Jungle Book.” Also, in celebration of the film’s release, Guests can take photos of “The Jungle Book” sand sculpture through April 24.Over in Discovery Island, Guests are invited to discover the size of their environmental footprint and learn some new ways you can make it smaller to protect our planet. Guests will also be able to meet Imagineer Joe Rohde. Joe will be at Discovery Trading Company from 1:00 p.m – 2:00 p.m. signing original art and the new Disney Conservation Fund book. A wristband is required to meet Joe Rohde.  A limited number of wristbands will be distributed at the time of art or book purchase at Discovery Trading Company on April 22. Wristbands are available while supplies last. In addition, Boiled Books will be selling stationery items stained with real plants and flowers (from April 20-24) and the Fairy House Ladies will sell fairy houses made from material found in nature (from April 21-24).In Africa, play Simba Says. Guests can also enjoy Earth Day inspired pineapple treats at Zuri’s Sweets Shop. Finally, vendors will be outside Mombasa Marketplace – Jortra Boutique will be selling jewelry made from cantaloupe seeds, coffee beans, and orange peels (April 20-24) and Just Plumerias will sell Plumeria Cuttings (April 20-24).At Rafiki’s Planet Watch Guests can see how you would measure up to a bird your size. You will also be able to meet Jiminy Cricket from April 17-23.In the Asia section, with Leap for Wildlife, Guests can show enthusiasm for conservation and discover the lengths you can go to protect wildlife and wild places.Finally, in DinoLand U.S.A., Guests will be able to use their imaginations and help survey the prehistoric on a top-secret mission.Of course, as I mentioned, there will also be a special cupcake available for Guests to purchase and enjoy. Guests can pick up a cupcake filled with chocolate mousse and then topped with buttercream dipped in Oreo crumbs, a chocolate flowerpot and gummy worms at Kusafiri Coffee Shop & Bakery in the Africa section and at Isle of Java and Creature Comforts on Discovery Island.It looks like a fun day is still in store for those visiting Disney’s Animal Kingdom on April 22.last_img read more

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IllumiNations Reflections of Earth: The Pre-Show Soundtrack

first_imgShare This!When the final torch is blown out on IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth at Epcot, a small piece of my Disney fandom will go out with it. I suspect the same can be said for many other Epcot lovers around the world. Thankfully, for those of us who have been lucky enough to experience the nightly fireworks extravaganza over the last two decades, the show will forever live on in our memories. While the show itself is uplifting, breathtaking, and (at times) delightfully confusing, the full experience of IllumiNations begins long before the first firework of “the big bang” is shot into the sky. As night falls on Walt Disney World, torches around World Showcase lagoon light up and a universal pre-show soundtrack replaces country-specific area music on the promenade’s speakers.Surely this nightly ritual and it’s iconic soundtrack evokes specific emotions for every guest in the park on any given night. For some it is “reflections” on our collective past or thoughts of those who will “go on” long after we’re gone. For others it is, quite frankly, the culminating buzz of a day long drinking binge. Whatever emotions it elicits, for whatever reasons (mild-altering or not), if you have experienced IllumiNations, this soundtrack will spark “the feels”, so to speak. And the good news is that even after the show is gone forever, the music and emotions can still live on for all of us, thanks to the magic of streaming music.We get a lot of questions  about where to find “______ background music” from Walt Disney World and requests for the IllumiNations pre-show mix have to be near the top of the list. The first thing to know is that there is not one universal pre-show loop, there are actually two. Both debuted at different points in the show’s run, sometimes playing exclusively for a length of time and other times actually running on alternating/random evenings.The original loop – and the one that is in my opinion the more iconic – runs as follows…They Danced Barefoot by Judas PolikerSuperwasp/Along the Coast of Norway/Neckbuster by SeelyhooNative Funk by Burning SkyFlute Battle by CuscoThe Concertina Set (Medley) by BurachMontezuma by CuscoInca Dance by CuscoAppalachian Morning by John WilliamsTwo more tracks (Imeland by Groupa; Thirty-Year Jig by Vasen) are included in the loop but unavailable for streaming in the United States. The second loop debuted in the mid-2000’s with the following playlist…Falling Through a Cloud by Uttara-KuruBusindre Reel by HeviaGaviotes by HeviaTula by CuscoOur Life by Uttara-KuraAnother track (Jalan Kopo by Sabah Habas Mustapha) is included but unavailable for streaming in the United States. Three additional songs (The Bear by Hedningarna; Red Skies by Omar Faruk Tekbilek; Texas by Wimme) are included in the mix when production issues require a longer than normal period before beginning the show.The main show soundtrack as well as the heavily featured songs by Kellie Coffey (We Go On; Promise) and the park closing music (formerly used in the Tapestry of Nations parade) were made available by Disney over the years in various sources, though many are currently out of print and unavailable for streaming.Even though IllumiNations: Reflections of Earth may be ending at Epcot, you can still fire up this soundtrack every night at 8:30 PM in your own home from now through eternity.Do you have a favorite song from the music of the IllumiNations pre-show soundtrack? Let us know what your favorite is in the comments.last_img read more

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2014 WIAA boys soccer playoffs, regional schedule

first_imgFrom Paul LeckerThe brackets have been released for the upcoming 2014 WIAA State Boys Soccer Tournament, which will begin Saturday, Oct. 11, with a few regional quarterfinals in Divisions 3 & 4.Regional semifinals in all four divisions are set for Tuesday, Oct. 14, with regional finals on Thursday, Oct. 16.Sectionals are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 25, with the survivors moving on to the 2014 WIAA State Boys Soccer Tournament at Uihlein Park in Milwaukee on Oct. 30-Nov. 1.Marshfield (10-7-4) earned a No. 4 seed in the Division 2 Sectional 1 bracket and will host No. 5 Rhinelander (9-5-2) in a regional semifinal at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Griese Park.Marshfield Columbus Catholic (12-3-3), champions of the Mid-State Soccer Conference, is the No. 2 seed in the Division 4 Sectional 1 bracket and will host No. 7 Wisconsin Valley Lutheran (2-12) in a regional semifinal at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, also at Griese Park.Here is a look at the entire state field:2014 WIAA State Boys Soccer TournamentDivision 1Sectional 1Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Superior at No. 1 Eau Claire Memorial, 4 p.m.No. 5 D.C. Everest at No. 4 Chippewa Falls (Dorais Field), 7 p.m.No. 6 Wausau West at No. 3 Stevens Point, 5 p.m.No. 7 Eau Claire North at No. 2 Hudson, 7 p.m.No. 8 Appleton East at No. 1 Kimberly (JRG Middle School), 7 p.m.No. 5 De Pere at No. 4 Appleton North, 4 p.m.No. 6 Appleton West vs. No. 3 Green Bay Preble at Green Bay Notre Dame, 6 p.m.No. 7 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 2 Bay Port, 7 p.m.Sectional 4Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Milwaukee Pulaski/Arts/Juneau at No. 1 Milwaukee Marquette, 7 p.m.No. 5 Cudahy/St. Francis at No. 4 Greenfield, 4 p.m.No. 6 Milwaukee South at No. 3 Muskego, 7 p.m.No. 7 Milwaukee Hamilton at No. 2 Milwaukee Bradley/Bay View/Carmen, 4 p.m.No. 8 Racine Horlick at No. 1 Kenosha Tremper, 7 p.m.No. 5 Racine Park at No. 4 Kenosha Indian Trail, 7 p.m.No. 6 Franklin at No. 3 Oak Creek, 7 p.m.No. 7 Kenosha Bradford at No. 2 Racine Case, 4 p.m.Sectional 2Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Manitowoc at No. 1 Menomonee Falls, 7 p.m.No. 5 Hartford at No. 4 Neenah, 7 p.m.No. 6 Germantown at No. 3 Oshkosh West, TBANo. 7 Fond du Lac at No. 2 Sheboygan North, 7 p.m.No. 8 Milwaukee Washington at No. 1 Hartland Arrowhead, 4:30 p.m.No. 5 Mequon Homestead at No. 4 Oconomowoc, 7 p.m.No. 6 Milwaukee King at No. 3 Brookfield Central, 7 p.m.No. 7 Milwaukee Riverside at No. 2 Sussex Hamilton, 7 p.m.Sectional 3Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 16 West Allis Central at No. 1 Madison West (Warner Park), 6 p.m.No. 9 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 8 Madison East (Warner Park), 6 p.m.No. 12 Mukwonago at No. 5 Kettle Moraine, 6:30 p.m.No. 13 Waukesha South at No. 4 Verona (Reddan Park), 4 p.m.No. 14 West Allis Hale at No. 3 Middleton (Airport Road Park), 7 p.m.No. 11 Janesville Craig at No. 6 Beloit Memorial (Jacobson Field), 4 p.m.No. 10 Madison La Follette at No. 7 Sun Prairie, 7 p.m.No. 15 Janesville Parker at No. 2 Madison Memorial (Warner Park), 4 p.m.Division 2Sectional 1Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Menomonie at No. 1 New Richmond, 4 p.m.No. 5 Holmen at No. 4 Tomah, 4 p.m.No. 6 La Crosse Central at No. 3 Onalaska, 7 p.m.No. 7 La Crosse Logan at No. 2 River Falls, 4 p.m.No. 8 Menasha at No. 1 Pulaski, 6:30 p.m.No. 5 Rhinelander at No. 4 Marshfield (Griese Park), 4 p.m.No. 6 Shawano at No. 3 Wausau East, 4 p.m.No. 7 Merrill at No. 2 Hortonville, 7 p.m.Sectional 4Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Union Grove at No. 1 Brookfield East, 7 p.m.No. 5 Wauwatosa West at No. 4 New Berlin Eisenhower, 4 p.m.No. 6 New Berlin West at No. 3 Pewaukee, 7 p.m.No. 7 Waukesha North at No. 2 Waukesha West, 7 p.m.No. 8 South Milwaukee at No. 1 Whitefish Bay, 7 p.m.No. 5 Whitnall at No. 4 Glendale Nicolet, 7 p.m.No. 6 Milwaukee Reagan at No. 3 Wauwatosa East (Whitman Field), 7 p.m.No. 7 Milwaukee Pius XI at No. 2 Greendale, 7 p.m.Sectional 2Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 17 Denmark at No. 16 Wrightstown, 2 p.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14Denmark-Wrightstown winner at No. 1 Appleton Xavier, 4 p.m.No. 9 Fox Valley Lutheran at No. 8 New Holstein/Elkhart Lake-Glenbeulah (Kiwanis Park, New Holstein), 4 p.m.No. 12 Berlin at No. 5 Plymouth, 4 p.m.No. 13 Ripon at No. 4 Luxemburg-Casco, 4 p.m.No. 14 Little Chute at No. 3 Seymour, 4 p.m.No. 11 Sheboygan Falls at No. 6 Winneconne, 4 p.m.No. 10 Freedom at No. 7 New London, 4 p.m.No. 15 Marinette at No. 2 Green Bay Notre Dame, 4 p.m.Sectional 3Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 9 Edgerton at No. 8 Dodgeville/Mineral Point, 5 p.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Mauston at No. 1 Lodi, 7 p.m.No. 5 Sparta vs. No. 4 McFarland at Waunakee, 7 p.m.No. 6 West Salem at No. 3 River Valley, 4 p.m.No. 7 Wisconsin Dells vs. No. 2 Madison Edgewood at Verona (Reddan Park), 7 p.m.Edgerton-Dodgeville/Mineral Point winner at No. 1 Mount Horeb, 6 p.m.No. 5 Monroe at No. 4 Platteville/Lancaster, 4:30 p.m.No. 6 Cambridge/Deerfield vs. No. 3 Belleville/New Glarus at Verona (Reddan Park), 7 p.m.No. 7 Jefferson at No. 2 Evansville, 6 p.m.Division 3Sectional 1Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Hayward at No. 1 Rice Lake, 7 p.m.No. 5 Osceola at No. 4 Arcadia/Independence, 7 p.m.No. 6 Somerset at No. 3 Amery, 4 p.m.No. 7 Spooner at No. 2 Baldwin-Woodville, 4 p.m.No. 8 Antigo at No. 1 Ashland, 4 p.m.No. 5 Clintonville at No. 4 Medford, 4 p.m.No. 6 Mosinee at No. 3 Waupaca, 7 p.m.No. 7 Amherst/Iola-Scandinavia/Rosholt at No. 2 Lakeland, 7 p.m.Sectional 4Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 9 North Fond du Lac at No. 8 Kewaskum, 1:30 p.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14North Fond du Lac-Kewaskum winner at No. 1 Grafton, 7 p.m.No. 5 Milwaukee Messmer at No. 4 Brown Deer, 4 p.m.No. 6 Waupun at No. 3 Shorewood, 7 p.m.No. 7 Milwaukee School of Languages at No. 2 Milwaukee Lutheran, TBANo. 8 East Troy at No. 1 Delavan-Darien, 7 p.m.No. 5 Whitewater at No. 4 Milwaukee St. Anthony (Uihlein Soccer Park), 4:30 p.m.No. 6 Milwaukee Tenor/Veritas at No. 3 Big Foot/Williams Bay (at Big Foot), 7 p.m.No. 7 Wisconsin Lutheran vs. No. 2 Waukesha Catholic Memorial at Waukesha South, 7 p.m.Division 4Sectional 1Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Cumberland at No. 1 Barron (Birch St. Field), 4 p.m.No. 5 Wausau Newman Catholic at No. 4 Northland Pines, 4 p.m.No. 6 Three Lakes at No. 3 Phillips, 4 p.m.No. 7 Washburn at No. 2 Chippewa Falls McDonell/Eau Claire Regis (at Casper Park, Chippewa Falls), 4 p.m.No. 8 Northland Lutheran at No. 1 Stevens Point Pacelli, 7 p.m.No. 5 Wautoma at No. 4 Gresham/Bowler, 4 p.m.No. 6 Tri-County at No. 3 La Crosse Aquinas, 6 p.m.No. 7 Wisconsin Valley Lutheran at No. 2 Marshfield Columbus Catholic (Griese Park), 4:30 p.m.Sectional 4Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 9 Living Word Lutheran at No. 8 Cedar Grove-Belgium, 7 p.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14Living Word Lutheran-Cedar Grove-Belgium winner at No. 1 Kettle Moraine Lutheran, 4 p.m.No. 5 Random Lake at No. 4 Howards Grove, 4 p.m.No. 6 Kohler at No. 3 Oostburg, 7 p.m.No. 7 Ozaukee at No. 2 Sheboygan County Christian/Sheboygan Area Lutheran, 4 p.m.No. 8 Milwaukee Heritage Christian at No. 1 Milwaukee St. Thomas More (MSOE), 4 p.m.No. 5 University School of Milwaukee at No. 4 Brookfield Academy, 4 p.m.No. 6 St. John’s Northwest Military Academy at No. 3 Lake Country Lutheran, 4 p.m.No. 7 University Lake at No. 2 Whitefish Bay Dominican, 4:30 p.m.Sectional 2Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 9 Lomira at No. 8 Mayville, 11 a.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 1 Sturgeon Bay byeNo. 4 Peshtigo at No. 5 Neenah St. Mary Central, 4 p.m.No. 6 Kewaunee vs. No. 3 Gibraltar/Sevastopol at Sturgeon Bay, 7 p.m.No. 7 Green Bay NEW Lutheran at No. 2 Algoma, 4 p.m.Lomira-Mayville winner at No. 1 Winnebago Lutheran (Fond du Lac Soccer Complex), 7 p.m.No. 5 Kiel at No. 4 Oshkosh Lourdes (Titan Stadium), 5 p.m.No. 6 Campbellsport at No. 3 Central Wisconsin Christian, 7 p.m.No. 7 Omro at No. 2 St. Lawrence Seminary, 4 p.m.Sectional 3Regional quarterfinals, Saturday, Oct. 11No. 8 Milwaukee Salam at No. 9 Williams Bay Faith Christian, 4 p.m.Regional semifinals, Tuesday, Oct. 14No. 8 Richland Center vs. No. 1 Lakeside Lutheran at Lake Mills, 7 p.m.No. 5 Wayland Academy at No. 4 Watertown Luther Prep, 4 p.m.No. 6 Prairie du Chien at No. 3 Wisconsin Heights/Barneveld, 4 p.m.No. 7 Columbus at No. 2 Lake Mills, 4 p.m.Faith Christian-Salam winner at No. 1 The Prairie School (Racine), 5 p.m.No. 5 Shoreland Lutheran at No. 4 Greendale Martin Luther, 7 p.m.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of  MarshfieldAreaSports.com).last_img read more

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Google Launches Boost, Easy Local Advertising With Artificial Intelligence

first_imgGoogle announced initial availability of a new advertising program called Boost today, beginning in San Francisco, Houston and Chicago. Boost automatically determines what keywords your business ought to bid on and recommends a range of monthly advertising budgets based on the competitiveness of your business sector. It then runs Cost Per Click ads in Google search and Maps for the recommended keywords.The service was announced today on the Google Lat/Long Blog, in a post written by Project Manager Kiley McEvoy. McEvoy joined Google three years ago after getting a Masters in Information Engineering, Theoretical Cognitive Neuroscience & Engineering at Dartmouth. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting marshall kirkpatrick Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#advertising#Location#NYT#web Boost appears aimed at turning Google advertising for local businesses from a complex art often hired-out to specialist consultants into a turn-key technology with far less friction than non-technical business owners experience today. The use of artificial intelligence to determine keyword and bid recommendations is a very logical extension Google’s core competency and likely to fit within the brand expectations of small business owners. As a program of Google Places, Boost could offer substantial monetization that would enable Places to experiment with other innovative location-based technologies outside of advertising. Consulting analyst firm PSFK has identified what it calls Pre-View, real-time data and video served up from local shops, as a key part of the future of retail, for example. Experiments or acquisitions in that field could be made all the more feasible by a fat pipeline of revenue produced by local advertising made easier through automation.Two weeks ago, Marissa Mayer, vice president of search product and user experience at Google, announced she was changing jobs to focus on local search and location technologies.A major new monetization technology, combined with a transfer of substantial leadership, could position Google to extend its early major lead in local and location – a tech sector expected to explode in importance with the rise of mobile and other connected devices. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more